Scooch found it challenging to escape from his dim cell and emerge into the brightness, all without the use of his hind legs.
Animal rescuers found Scootch under his deserted home located at the end of a gravel road with other abandoned houses surrounding it. Even though it was dark outside, they could spot the brown Pitbull due to their spotlights. When Donna approached him, he got defensive and growled while crouching in a corner. But when she offered him a wiener, he immediately stopped snarling and started pulling himself towards her using his front legs, eager for the meal.
It was only then that Donna realized Scooch had been paralyzed and wasn’t using his back legs. Despite his condition, he eagerly went to every bit of food Donna offered him. To help the poor dog, Donna posted a message on the Stray Rescue of St. Louis website expressing her concerns about how long he had been alone and frightened. Eventually, they decided that using food to lure Scooch out was the safest and least stressful way to help him.
With a feeble attempt, Scooch managed to move towards his food bowl, unable to resist the tempting meal. As Donna approached the entrance of the doghouse, she hesitated, unsure of what would happen next. However, to her surprise, the dog looked at them and decided to trust them. Donna quickly noticed how frail Scooch was, with visible open wounds on his legs from dragging himself on the ground due to his weakness.
With utmost care, they gently moved him to the car, wrapping a cozy blanket around him. Despite his pain and discomfort, the dog’s eyes sparkled with gratitude as he looked up at his rescuers, silently acknowledging their kindness. Donna shared that his expression revealed his understanding of their intentions – to help him.
Even though witnessing Scooch’s rescue is heartbreaking, it’s impossible not to admire his courage and determination. We remain positive that this brave dog will get better and live a happy life, thanks to the efforts of his dedicated rescuers.